Today I would like to be here….
but instead I am at home doing this….
with Travis’s help of course.
And the kids? Well, they are off with their friends riding bikes, playing, being kids. All I know is that when they get home, they have a list a mile long of chores they need to do before bed. And they won’t be happy about it. At all. Because they were asked a couple of days ago to get their chores done, and they didn’t as usual because I didn’t nag them a hundred times. I know, we are the worst parents in the world because we actually make our kids help with the cleaning, do their own laundry, have responsibilities around the house like scrubbing bathrooms and picking up after the dog. I guess if that earns me one of these, then I’ve done my job.
At least I know when they are on their own someday, they will know how to cook, clean, work hard and manage their own lives without relying on someone else so do everything for them…..which is a lot more than most people can say these days. And as for that beach I so want to be sitting on? Well two weeks from today I’ll be there with my great friend, Becky. This is the first time I’ve ever taken a real vacation with a friend and can hardly wait to relax with my nose in a book and my feet in the sand of Panama City Beach. Then in October Travis is heading northwest for a week to see his brother in Idaho, and they will be going here….
I’ve never been to Seattle and am
extremely a bit jealous he gets to see it all without me, but he needs time with his brother. And time away from real life. It’s just too bad we can’t get a vacation in together, but time with friends/family is a good thing. And I’m pretty sure my kids will also want a vacation after they work their rear ends off this afternoon. I think this is the only “vacation” they are going to see for a while!